Terms and Conditions

1.Terms of Access to and Use of mydesignprocess.com

By accessing the mydesignprocess.com website and its links, you declare that you have understood and acknowledge the following Terms of Use and the legal information provided in connection with this website (and the elements contained therein).

2.Scope and Service Description

mydesignprocess.com is a platform developed by the Jan vom Brocke, Alexander Maechde, Gau Michael, which provides opportunities for international networking, but may also be used to access course descriptions and teaching materials. Lecturers can log in, create their own courses and upload presentations, lectures, case studies, or other materials for courses, which in turn can be accessed by users. mydesignprocess.com is a database for the purposes of Article 1(2) of Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases ([1996] OJ L077/20). The website is registered under the domain name: www.mydesignprocess.com.


3.1 The MyDesignProcess.com plattform has compiled, and where possible checked, all of the information provided on mydesignprocess.com to the best of its knowledge. The MyDesignProcess.com plattform assumes no liability whatsoever for the timeliness, completeness, quality, and availability, for any editorial or technical errors, omissions, etc., or for the accuracy of the data collected on mydesignprocess.com. In particular, no liability is assumed for the retrievability, completeness, and accuracy of information contained on the mydesignprocess.com website or available through external links.

3.2 The authors are responsible for the content generated by them and provided for use. Any websites mentioned reflect the views and findings of the author. Hyperlinks to third-party websites and their content are for information purposes only. The MyDesignProcess.com plattform assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the content on these third-party websites. Such responsibility lies solely with the author providing the content. The MyDesignProcess.com plattform expressly takes no responsibility for the contents of any sites linked to mydesignprocess.com pages and does not adopt their contents.

3.3 This disclaimer applies to all of the pages of the mydesignprocess.com portal and the links contained therein. In the event that the mydesignprocess.com website refers to websites whose contents give cause for complaint, the MyDesignProcess.com plattform expressly requests notification.

3.4 The MyDesignProcess.com plattform and its employees are not liable for any damages arising from the use or non-use of information provided on the mydesignprocess.com website. Any action taken on the basis of the information in the database is undertaken at the sole risk of the user. Furthermore, no liability is assumed for any damage caused by computer viruses when up- or downloading data or through the installation or use of software.

3.5 The MyDesignProcess.com plattform expressly reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete individual web pages or the entire website at any time without prior notice or justification, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently, or to block individual users’ access temporarily or permanently.


4.1 The information and articles provided on the mydesignprocess.com website are subject to copyright and protected under the Act of 19/5/1999 governing Copyright and Related Rights (Copyright Act, URG, LGBl 1999/160) or the respective national copyright law applicable to this content. This applies in particular to texts, images, graphics and sound, video or animation files, including their arrangement on the web pages. The reproduction, editing, translation, storage, or processing (“use”) of the mydesignprocess.com website, the use of data (or part thereof) retrievable on the mydesignprocess.com website, and the reproduction of its content in electronic or printed publications is expressly permitted for purposes of teaching and research. However, if such use is intended for commercial purposes, this is only permitted subject to a fee upon receipt of prior, express authorisation by the person responsible mentioned in the imprint or the authors of the texts.

4.2 In any event, permitted use requires source references to be made to the author or the respective website. Permission to publish the mydesignprocess.com web pages shall be issued by the editors (imprint).

4.3 In addition, images, graphics, text, or other files may be wholly or partially subject to the copyright of third parties. The MyDesignProcess.com plattform assumes no liability for breach of third-party copyrights occurring through the use or retrieval of copyrighted content on the mydesignprocess.com website. Upon report of such breach, the MyDesignProcess.com plattform shall endeavour to appropriately remedy such breach immediately through removal from the mydesignprocess.com website.

4.4 Users of the mydesignprocess.com website or of the data retrievable on the mydesignprocess.com website undertake to respect these third-party copyrights. All of the protected brands and trademarks mentioned within the offer on the mydesignprocess.com website, and possibly protected by third parties, are fully subject to the applicable trademark law and ownership rights of the respective registered owner. A reference on the mydesignprocess.com website by no means indicates that a brand is not protected by third-party copyrights.

5.Duties of Authors

Authors may only use the mydesignprocess.com database for appropriate purposes. In particular, they shall: a. not use access to the service in an abusive manner, in particular inconsistently with these Terms of Use; b. respect third-party copyrights and reference these in accordance with internationally recognised citation rules; c. take account of recognised data protection principles in order to protect the data; d. if necessary, check e-mails and enquiries sent to the MyDesignProcess.com plattform with utmost care for viruses; e. comply with legal, regulatory, and technical requirements; f. keep their passwords secret and not pass these on, not tolerate or permit any disclosure thereof, take the measures necessary to ensure confidentiality, and inform the MyDesignProcess.com plattform if this information is being misused, has been lost or such misuse, or loss is suspected; g. use the database contents, downloads, and exported documents solely for personal use in teaching and research and not provide third parties access to the contents of the mydesignprocess.com database; h. report any misuse of the mydesignprocess.com database to the MyDesignProcess.com plattform.

6.Privacy Policy

6.1 The navigation of mydesignprocess.com allows users to surf the website anonymously. To the extent that personal data is collected on mydesignprocess.com, this is done on a voluntary basis. Such data will not be disclosed to third parties without the user's express consent. mydesignprocess.com reserves the right to request personal information for certain purposes (e.g., exchange of teaching materials). This data will be stored on mydesignprocess.com only and will not be made accessible to third parties. mydesignprocess.com reserves the right to evaluate the statistical information derived from such personal data. mydesignprocess.com further reserves the right to individually contact eligible individuals for academic purposes.

6.2 The use by third parties of published user contact data and data in the imprint for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertisements and promotional information is hereby expressly prohibited. The MyDesignProcess.com plattform expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of receipt of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.

7.Google Analytics

mydesignprocess.com uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” (text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of the mydesignprocess.com website to be undertaken). The information generated by the cookie (including users' IP addresses) will be analysed by Google. By using this website, users consent to the processing by Google of any data collected about them in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Google will not use users' IP addresses in connection with any other data held by Google. mydesignprocess.com retrieves information regarding its pages via Google Analytics and evaluates it in order to improve the contents of the mydesignprocess.com website.

8.Severability Clause

If any sections or individual provisions of this Terms of Use do not, no longer, or do not fully correspond to the current law, such provision shall be severed and shall be inoperative and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall remain operative and binding.

These Terms of Use and the use of mydesignprocess.com shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Liechtenstein. Any claims, legal proceeding, or litigation arising in connection with the Terms of Use shall be brought solely in the courts located in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

9.Choice of Law; Jurisdiction

Information and Contact Details
If you have any questions about copyright, privacy protection, or the mydesignprocess.com website's Terms of Use, please contact the following person: Jan vom Brocke. In addition, you can send information, wishes concerning the deletion and correction of your data, and any suggestions by e-mail or letter to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke
9490 Vaduz
Vaduz, November 1, 2016

MyDesignProcess.com plattform

Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke
Chief Editor of mydesignprocess.com